Princess Diana was many things--a fashion icon, a tireless worker for charity organizations, and a champion of British culture (she had mad love for Duran Duran). But above all, she was a devoted mother. Last night, Prince William paid tribute to his mom in an emotional speech.
Speaking at an event for the Child Bereavement UK, a charity that Princess Diana founded to help children and families get through a tragic loss, Prince William said this about his mom: "Twenty-one years ago, my mother attended the launch of the Child Bereavement Charity.What my mother recognized back then--and what I understand now--is that grief is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure."
Prince William is on the board of the charity, and highlighted the work it does. “When many people slink away at the sight of a friend's bereavement, CBUK's staff embrace strangers at the darkest moment in their life....Amid all this misery, CBUK--and I don't know how they do this--brings warmth, comfort, a guiding hand, a way through, even color and joyfulness, and a renewed opportunity for love as a family reknits itself after tragedy.”
Then he added this kicker, which must have moved the audience to tears: “As a father to two young children, I now appreciate it all the more.”
We're sure Princess Diana would have approved.